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freshly made braised balsamic chicken in a skillet.
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Braised Balsamic Chicken

Incredibly easy, delicious and juicy Braised Balsamic Chicken ready in just over 30 minutes! Perfect for a quick busy weeknight meal or even a special occasion. Serve with rice or pasta.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 258kcal


  • 2 pounds chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes undrained (1 can)
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley for garnish


  • Prep the chicken. Pat dry the chicken breasts with paper towels. Season them with the garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Cook the onion. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Transfer the onion to a plate.
  • Sear the chicken. Add the chicken to the skillet and sear for about 4 to 5 minutes per side until browned.
  • Braise the chicken. Top the chicken with the cooked onion, diced tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, oregano, basil. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer covered for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken should read 165°F.
  • Garnish and serve. Serve garnished with parsley over rice, pasta or couscous.


  1. You can use either skinless boneless chicken breasts or chicken thighs for this balsamic chicken. While I usually prefer thighs, this dish is perfect for using up some breasts because of the slow braising process, you'll end up with perfectly tender and juicy chicken every single time.
  2. Braising is a cooking technique where you lightly fry or sear the meat before cooking it over low heat in some kind of liquid until fully cooked.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 668mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg